Oxidative degradation and stabilisation of polymers

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The aim of this review is to present a coherent treatment of the fundamental aspects of the science that underpins current technological practices, and future advances, in the stabilisation of synthetic organic polymers. Aspects of polymer oxidation are introduced first before discussing the role of antioxidants, with numerous examples, to illustrate their basic mechanisms of action. The state of the art is discussed with particular emphasis on recent development and progress.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-185
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Materials Reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003


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